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HCC COURTYARD FESTIVAL MAY 5

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Music, Art, Entertainment

Free, Open to Public

BRIDGEPORT -- The Courtyard at Housatonic Community College will come alive with music, dance, art and food Wednesday, May 5 at the college’s annual “Courtyard Festival.”

The festival will provide visitors with the opportunity to contribute to a fun-filled atmosphere during this collegiate “rite of spring.”  The festival will feature music by HCC’s “House Band,” a mariachi band and acoustic guitarists; demonstrations of graffiti, spin and glass art; and participatory entertainment that includes volleyball, ping pong and a mechanical bull for the daring.

The Courtyard Festival presents an opportunity for prospective students and members of the community to sample college life at Housatonic and introduce themselves to the campus and the college art collection. The student art show, showing the best work of the college’s art students this year, will be on display in the Burt Chernow galleries in Lafayette Hall at the college.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Boulevard in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte 8. (Exit 1), a block from the Harbor Yard sports complex. Free parking is available in the HCC garage.